Ahhh, inspirational videos – three minutes of wisdom accompanied by a soothing melody. They’ll either motivate you to seize the day and live life to the fullest or make you nod off at your desk. All kidding aside, the video I stumbled across today might be a tad corny, but the underlying message is definitely one I believe in.
I think one of the causes of stress in our society is the constant struggle to attain more material possessions. I’m as guilty as the next person in believing that a bigger TV or a nicer car is somehow going to make me feel better about myself. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we should all give away our stuff and live in the woods. I just think sometimes we all need to stop for a minute and really ask ourselves what that shiny new toy is going to add to our life, besides being one more thing to worry about.
Anyway, this video has been watched by three million people so apparently I’m not the only one who saw some value in it. Take a break for a couple of minutes and see if the message resonates with you as well.
Whaddya think? Have any real life examples of how simplifying your life can lessen anxiety or stress?
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